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Towards a sound economy, By Rudo de Ruijter*

Sometimes money is compared with the blood of the economy. The credit crisis painfully demonstrated, that the economy depends on a permanent infusion of credits. As soon as the banks deliver a bit less credit, enterprises fail and the mass dismissals succeed each other. We are made to believe, that ...

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Value of international academic degrees: How to choose today an international degree that will still be worth something in ten to twenty years? by GEAB

As LEAP/E2020 often unlined it since January 2006, the global systemic crisis affects all fields and sectors of contemporary human activity. It is in this sense that this crisis differs from a classical crisis limited to this or that sector/region. In this edition of the GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin, our team ...

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Civil society and the European Union institutions

By Marco Caselli 06/10/2006   I Introduction The paper presents some preliminary results and reflections arising from an ongoing research project on the role – actual and potential – of civil society in the construction and consolidation of the European Union, in the latter’s life and functioning, and in the ...

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EU Borders – The end of the myth of eternal enlargement

abstract GEAB N°6 16/06/2006 Turkey-Ukraine, two countries which will not join the EU / The Balkans, last enlargement of the next 20 years / Russia, the key to solve the EU-Turkey problem The increasing difficulties of the process of Turkey entering the European Union contrasts with the progressive entry “piece ...

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A certain idea of the Netherlands

by Jos de Beus 29/03/2006 “An interesting era is always an enigmatic one, which promises little rest, prosperity, continuity, security” Paul Valéry, Variété (1938), quoted by Eugen Weber The Hollow Years, France in the 1930s, London Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995, p.3. The distance of two related European peoples The Netherlands, recently, has ...

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Laicity (secularism): A Highly efficient instrument of social peace

by Masha Loyak 17/03/2006   With the French law against conspicuous religious signs, the outer world gets a glimpse of a key-instrument of France’s social-engineering invented along centuries of internal conflicts : laicity. At a time of growing internal and international social conflicts, it may be good news that this French ...

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A Test Case for the European Union? The Trial of Orhan Pamuk

by Dr Harry Hagopian 28/12/2005 The trial of Orhan Pamuk had barely started in Istanbul, Turkey, on 16 December 2005, when the presiding judge adjourned the proceedings until 7 February 2006. Few are the media-savvy and news-conscious Europeans across much of the Union who will not have heard of Orhan ...

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The European Union confronted with the challenge of its own democratization – The greatest political challenge for the EU during the next two decades

by Franck Biancheri 23/11/2004   An immense political “depression” is gaining force throughout the European electorate An immense democratic/political “depression” is in the midst of being created in the very heart of European continental politics. The 200 million voters that chose not to participate in June 2004 are the proof. ...

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What common EU policy towards Asia?

Executive summuray – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 / UE-Asia (London, September 29, 2004) 20/10/2004   The sixth GlobalEurope 2020 anticipation seminar, organized by Europe 2020 in cooperation with the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was located in the magnificent “Locarno Room” (where the actual Locarno Treaty was signed) of the Foreign ...

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European Regional Policy in the Netherlands.

by Laura Trofin 11/10/2004 The Netherlands appears seldom in publications dealing with regional policy, genuine or European. Countries like Spain, Italy, Ireland, Germany mostly incite the researchers interests. Despite the small dimensions of the country and of the structural funds implemented here, the manner in which regional policy is understood ...

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